In memory of
Bobby Jones
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In memory of
Bobby Jones
Bobby Jones Springfield, TN Bobby M. Jones, age 86, of Springfield, passed away Sunday, October 9, 2016 at his home. With respect to Mr. Jones' wishes, there will be no service because, as he once stated, "I will see all the Christians soon in Heaven." Mr. Jones was born April 14, 1930 in Robertson County to the late Maxie and Winnie Featherstone Jones. He loved life and never knew the meaning of the word "stranger". Be it rich or poor, young or old, or people of color, he loved them all the same. Mr. Jones was a graduate of White House High School and Middle Tennessee State College. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army where he was appointed to the Army Security Agency by U.S. Senator Albert Gore, Sr. After a lengthy investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice he was cleared to handle top secret information. He began his tour of duty in the Far East with instructions to travel and convey highly secretive information to those in authority. During his third year of service the U.S. Congress combined all intelligence bureaus into one and names it the Central Intelligence Agency and he finished his last year of service working for the CIA. Upon returning home he yearned to continue serving others so he ran for public office in Robertson County as a county commissioner. He continued to hold this office for 40 years. His first priority was education. He served 38 years on the education committee and took an active part in the construction of every school in the county. During the early 1970's County Judge Bob West charged him with providing care for the mentally challenged people in Springfield. His good work was soon noticed throughout Robertson and Montgomery counties and the two merged and became Harriett Cohn Mental Health Center. He also served on the board of directors for 31 years, always proud to serve those with mental illness. Mr. Jones was a member of the Springfield Lions Club and served at the State Level as Deputy District Governor for 15 years earning a Grand Master Key for sponsoring 52 new members and a 25 year Perfect Attendance Award. He served as emcee of the Lions Club Minstrel for 22 years and was instrumental in providing glasses for the under priviledged and worked with Vanderbilt Eye Clinic to render transplants at no cost to patients. After receiving a degree from a Bible College, according to the Robertson County Clerk's Office, Bobby made a career of performing over 6000 religious weddings over a 40 year period. He always had a Bible near his bed and The Word in his heart. In addition to his parents Mr. Jones is preceded in death by his wife, Ann Barber Swann Jones and his daughter, Angie Jones. He is survived by his son, William (Stephanie) Jones of San Antonio, TX; daughter, Christy (Michael) Bruccoleri of Scituate, MA; grandchildren, A.K. Bruccoleri, Michael John Bruccoleri, Davis Christian Jones and Lily Ann Jones. The family requests memorial contributions be made to the Springfield First United Methodist Church and may be sent in c/o Austin & Bell. Austin & Bell Funeral Home in Springfield is in charge of these arrangements. AUSTIN & BELL FUNERAL HOME- 509 WALNUT STREET, SPRINGFIELD, TN (615) 384-1000
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